Imperial War Museum centenary transformation

Ultratop brings the finishing touch to new galleries at the Imperial War Museum in time for the First World War centenary.

The Imperial War Museum London has undergone a major building re-development and transformation of the museum, to mark the Centenary of the First World War. The £35m project transformed IWM London by creating new First World War galleries to display more of its collection in time for 2014. The galleries are 45% larger than the museum’s existing First World War areas enabling the museum to display much more of its world renowned collection. Original objects such as personal items, letters and diaries are exhibited in new interactive, multimedia displays which explore the personal stories of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War. To mark the First World War Centenary the museum has also opened Truth and Memory – the largest exhibition of British First World War art for almost 100 years. The main atrium has been revamped as part of the project. Ultratop Anthracite flooring was specified to complement the exhibits and to give a low maintenance finish for the museum. With special exhibitions through the centenary year visitors numbers will be high and Ultratop is the ideal surface and has been used for the main thoroughfare, busy walkways, staircases and in the galleries. (Photo credits: Nigel Young – Foster & Partners)